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Our Statement of Faith

1. The Word of God

 

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, Fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (Rom. 15:4; Cor. 10:11; II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:21).

 

2. The Trinity

 

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (II Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:18,19; Mk. 12:19; Acts 5: 3-4)

 

3. God the Father

 

 We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, person spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to him through Jesus Christ. ( n. 4:24; Rom. 11:33-36; Ps. 90;1-2; Rom. 6:23; Jn. 3:17)

 

4. God the Son - Jesus Christ

 

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, Conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to the earth. (Jn. 3:16; Lk. 1:26-35; Jn. 8:42-47; Jn. 14:23-24; II Cor.  5:21; Heb. 10:4-15; Lk. 24:38-43; Acts 1:6-11; Heb. 7:25; Matt. 24: 29-31)

 

5. God the Holy Spirit

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (Jn. 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-15; Rom. 8:11, 16, 26; I Cor. 12:13; I Pet. 1:2; I Thes. 2:13; I Cor. 6:19).

 

6. Regeneration

 

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation.  We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour

are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (Ti. 3:5; Jn. 3:3-8).

 

7. The Church

 

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all 

regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of 

believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work  and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:9-22; I Cor. 12-14, 26, 27; Eph. 2:11-22: II Cor. 5:10)

 

8. Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (Col. 3:5-17; I Pet. 4:16; Phil. 1:27; I Tim. 4:12).

 

9. Gender, Marriage, and Sex

 

We believe that God created every person in His image. As part of God’s good design for humanity, He created us male and female and designed marriage to be between one man and one woman. It is within this bond of marriage that sexual activity is be pursued and enjoyed. Any sexual activity outside of this covenant relationship is sin as it is counter to His purposes and ultimately not best for human flourishing.

 

10. The Ordinances

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for 

commemoration of his death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and  administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 13:2; I Cor. 11-24; Matt. 28:19)

 

11. Religious Liberty

 

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other. (Rom. 8:21; I Cor.8:9; II Cor. 3:17; Gal. 5:1; Jas. 1:25; 2:12)

 

12. Church Cooperation

          

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with 

another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district 

conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.   (“Church Members Handbook” Joe T. Odle)

 

13. The Last Things

 

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. (I Th. 1:10; Mark 14:62

Statement of Faith
Misson Statement
Our Mission Statement

We exist to Worship God (James 1:22-25; Acts 2:41-47; Jn. 16: 13 – 14).

  • Through regular gathering for corporate worship.

  • Through willingness to learn and apply Biblical principles in our daily lives.

  • Through submitting to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

  • Through utilizing our giftedness to build up our church.

  • During our services our singing, praying, teaching, giving, fellowship and administering ordinances are all opportunities to give worth to God.

 

 Equip ourselves for Ministry (Eph. 4: 11-16; II Tim. 2:15; I Cor. 12:70)

  •  Through regular prayer and study of God’s Words.

  • Through discovering, using and developing our talents and spiritual gifts.

  • Through maturing in our walk with God.

  • Through availing ourselves to implement the training we receive.

  • We believe that each believer has at least one gift, and that gift should be used to benefit the body.

 

Reach Our World For Christ (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

  • Through applying ourselves and our resources in reaching out to our community, the  Caribbean and our world.

  • Through availing ourselves to penetrate our society with our witness.

  • Through establishing other Baptist churches in the communities that do not have them.

  • Through a wise use of the communication media available to us.

  • We take the great commission seriously. If we fail here we really fail.

 

Care For One Another (Gal. 6:2; Rom. 12:15; Rom. 15:1; I Tim. 5:8; I John 4:7-11)

  • Through a willingness to learn how to love and be loved.

  • Through a proper response to one another’s needs, distresses and joys.

  • Through surrendering ourselves to be accountable to one another.

  • Through encouraging and supporting strong family relationships.

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